RiverDance 2015 Silent Auction: Enjoying the Places You Love

Quail Hunt & Overnight Lodging for Two

Spend the day wingshooting in scenic south central NC on one of the most noted quail hunting venues in the South. After a full day of hunting, enjoy a relaxing evening in the lavish, nineteenth century style lodge of The Webb Farm. Experience something unique to North Carolina on a beautiful, highly lauded farm in the state’s heartland. This special experience for you and a friend promises to be one that you’ll remember for years to come.

Want to know more?

Featured in a 2011 Garden & Gun article.

See what PineStraw has to say about the farm here.

Read the The Bird Hunting Report praises here.

Admire the farm and start planning your weekend here.

This Silent Auction item is generously offered by Debbie and Bill Webb of The Webb Farm.

Uwharrie Mountain Run

Love the Uwharries? Love to run? Look no further, we’ve got just the prize for you! You don’t need to be an elite athlete to run this race—the prizes, trail, and great people make this race a favorite for the recreational runners and elite alike. Enjoy a scenic and challenging run, cookies, handmade pottery, and other great prizes and you’ll soon see why this event is so popular. Get two early entries for a distance of your choice: 8, 20, or 40 miles, and enjoy a great run and a great time. Normally a lottery system and always sold out quickly, this item is one you don’t want to miss!

Find out more about the event here.

Still curious?

See what these magazines have to say about past UMRs:
Wrightsville Beach Magazine
Trail Runner Mag

This Silent Auction item is generously offered by Bull City Running of Durham, NC.

Rocky Pee Dee Farms Rabbit Hunt

Take to the field with John Bishop and his pack of beagles in the exhilarating pursuit of rabbits on the run! Enjoy the thrill of the hunt with John and a friend on a beautifully conserved property in the heart of the Piedmont. This promises to be an experience you’ll never forget!


To find out more, check out the links below:

Click here to see what Garden & Gun magazine has to say about hunting at the farm.
Click here to learn about the LandTrust’s work with this property.

This Silent Auction item is generously offered by John Bishop.

Guided Turkey Hunt with Terry Sharpe

Spend a pleasant, late spring day with Terry Sharpe, retired NC Wildlife Resources Commission biologist, on the hunt for wild turkeys. With the opportunity to hunt in either Richmond, Moore, or Montgomery County, the hunt promises to be both exhilarating and scenic. Missing something or looking to replace worn gear? Terry has you covered—use your Cabela’s gift certificate and stock up on the items you’ve been wanting. This trip is sure to be a great adventure (and a great way to break in your new Cabela’s gear!).

Want to know more about Terry and his work with us? Click here.

Want to learn more about NC’s wild turkeys and hunting them? Click here.

This Silent Auction item is generously offered by Terry Sharpe.

Guided Kayak Birding Trip for Four

Paddle along the Uwharrie River in the bright and sunny warmth of North Carolina’s late spring with Laura Fogo, a biologist with the US Fish & Wildlife Service, and witness something truly extraordinary. You, Laura, and three friends will kayak along the river while taking in a rare sight— bird migration in the Uwharrie Mountains. With an opportunity to see species such as the Northern Bobwhite, Indigo Bunting, Black-Throated Green Warbler, and Wood Thrush in the midst of migration, this will surely be an experience you’ll cherish. Afterwards, enjoy a pleasant picnic lunch with friends and your guide to complete a wonderful day.

Curious about what your experience might be like? Click the links below:
Birding Along the Uwharrie
Uwharrie National Forest Bird List
Black-Throated Green Warblers

This Silent Auction item is generously offered by Laura Fogo.

Guided Day Hike of Kings and Little Long Mountains

Passionate about the Uwharrie Mountains? Curious about this beautiful and historic area of North Carolina? This guided hike of Kings and Little Long Mountains could be the experience you’ve been waiting for! Spend a half day exploring the ancient mountains, learning the history of this special place, and about the efforts to reconnect the trail. Indulge in a delicious picnic lunch and fine beverage selection in North Carolina’s scenic heartland all while learning about the mountains and trail. This experience is sure to be one you won’t forget!

Itching to know more? Look below:
A sneak peak of the Uwharrie Trail.
Joe Moffitt on the beginnings of the Uwharrie Trail.

This Silent Auction item is generously offered by David Craft.

Weekend Getaway on Cedar Creek

Leave behind the weekday bustle and bring three friends for a relaxing weekend getaway on Cedar Creek. Nestled within the Uwharrie National Forest with access to the Uwharrie River, you’ll enjoy a quiet weekend in a rustic cabin with meals provided both Saturday night and Sunday morning. Take in the beauty of the river and forests while enjoying a guided paddle on the Uwharrie River both days. Choose to enjoy the scenery in either the fall or spring and share this nearby retreat with friends.

Find out more by clicking here to learn about our conservation efforts and paddling the river.

This Silent Auction item is generously offered by Dale Newport and John Isenhour.

Arnett Branch Old Growth Longleaf Pine Preserve History Hike & Lunch

Enjoy a scenic hike amongst one of the most breathtaking forests in North Carolina. Boon Chesson, private landowner and advocate for the longleaf pine, and Nell Allen, Associate Curator of Conservation & Research at the NC Zoo, will guide you through the largest stand of old growth Piedmont Longleaf Pine in North Carolina, offering unique insights and an extraordinary experience for you and three others. Learn about what makes this forest so special to the state while taking in magnificent scenery and enjoy a picnic lunch with knowledgeable guides and friends. This opportunity will allow those passionate about conservation, our state, and natural beauty to learn about and enjoy this beautiful forest in a truly unique experience.

Want to learn more about this forest? View the links below:
Crystal Cockman’s Article for UNCC UI
NCDENR’s write up about this forest

This Silent Auction item is generously offered by Nell Allen and Boon Chesson.

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